Posted on September 2nd, 2011 by
Dalhousie Medical School researchers have discovered that a tumour cell marker is a receptor for the measles virus, suggesting the possible use of measles virus to help fight cancer. Their findings appear in a recent issue of PLoS Pathogens…“The cancer-killing properties of measles virus have previously been reported by researchers at the Mayo Clinic,” says Dr. Richardson, professor of microbiology & immunology and paediatrics, and Canada Research Chair in Viral Vaccinology and Therapeutics. Additional coverage: The Star
Dalhousie University News, by Allison Gerrard, 9/2/11
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